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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Temporary Maintenance Guidelines Income Cap Raised from $500,000 to $524,000.


Temporary Maintenance Guidelines Income Cap Raised from $500,000 to $524,000.
The "cap" on each spouses annual income, to be utilized in calculating temporary maintenance orders, has increased from $500,000 to $524,000 effective January 31, 2012 in accordance with Domestic Relations Law § 236 [B][5-a][b][5] . (See Temporary Maintenance Guidelines Worksheet, revised January 31, 2012 at www.nycourts.gov/divorce/TMG-worksheet.pdf or Temporary Spousal Maintenance Guidelines Calculator, revised January 31, 2012 at www.nycourts.gov/divorce/calculator.pdf)  Beginning January 31, 2010 and every two years thereafter, the income cap increases by the product of the average annual percentage changes in the consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) as published by the united states department of labor bureau of labor statistics for the two year period rounded to the nearest one thousand dollars. The office of court administration is required to determine and publish the income cap. See Domestic Relations Law § 236[B], [5-a][b][5].